Maureen Freely is Lacuna’s Editorial Advisor. She is the director of the Warwick Writing Programme and best known as the translator of the Turkish Nobel Laureate, Orhan Pamuk. Her seventh novel, Sailing through Byzantium, was chosen by the Sunday Times as one of the ten best novels of 2013. She works closely with English PEN on the politics of free expression.
James Harrison is one of the editors of Lacuna. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Warwick and Co-Director of the Centre for Human Rights in Practice and is particularly interested in the wider social justice impacts of economic actors, instruments and decisions (e.g. public spending cuts, multinational corporations, international trade agreements).
Abby Kendrick trained as an economist and is now a Doctoral Researcher based at the University of Warwick working in the area of economic and social human rights. Abby manages digital content and video production for Lacuna.
Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi is a freelance journalist and writer-in-residence at Lacuna. Her reporting on immigration and asylum across the European Union was shortlisted for the 2012 George Orwell Prize for Political Writing (blog category). Her collection of work on austerity and the impact on people’s lives was shortlisted for the 2015 George Orwell Prize for Political Writing, this time in the journalism category. In 2012 Rebecca published Gardens, a collaboration with photographer Christina Theisen, which documents pockets of environmental and social activism in London.
Alice Panepinto is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Human Rights in Practice working on transitional justice, international law and Muslim-majority legal systems. She joined the Lacuna team in March 2015.
Andrew Williams is Lacuna’s Editor in Chief. He teaches law and creative writing at the University of Warwick and is the author of ‘A Very British Killing: the Death of Baha Mousa’ that won the George Orwell Prize for Political Writing in 2013. The book tells the story of a murder in Basra in 2003, for which no one has yet been brought to justice.
Lewis Smith is a PhD student in the History department at the University of Warwick. He is an editor of Lacuna Magazine.
Jack McGowan is a performance poet, spoken word facilitator and researcher. He has recently completed his PhD in English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick where he is a part-time tutor for the Warwick Writing Programme. He has performed poetry at a number of high profile events across the UK and his poetry has been published in online and print anthologies. He currently directs Shoot From the Lip, a spoken-word collective based in the West Midlands.
Ellie Jenkins completed her MA in English at Warwick in 2016 and currently works in the International department of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
Fırat Akova is a PhD candidate in Philosophy at the University of Warwick. His research is on effective altruism. He is the Online Content Manager of Lacuna.